DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by joann123, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. joann123

    joann123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I really want some of the rare chickens and geese but i am so scared that i will buy eggs and i will waste my money because in shipping eggs are handled anyway they want Please give me some advice !!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a gamble. Are you a gambler?
    People have good luck with shipped eggs and some disasters.
    I had 26 eggs shipped and 1 hatched. I shipped 14 eggs to someone and 11 hatched.
    I saw a video of the sorting process at the USPS distribution center. Nobody mishandled packages but they travel gently down several conveyors and then tumble into bins. I imagine if the bin is nearly full there won't be much of a jolt. If it's empty when the package arrives I imagine it's quite a shock.
    If you really want that rare breed and find a good breeder that packs well I say go for it.
    What are your options? Drive across the country for a dozen eggs?
     
  3. joann123

    joann123 Out Of The Brooder

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    you are so right thank you
     

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